Vale Ian Hannaford (1940-2022)
The Institute is saddened to hear that Ian Hannaford has passed away aged 82. Born in Riverton, he was a well-known player for the Port Adelaide Football club prior to retiring from the game aged 24 to focus on his architectural career.
Following graduation from Adelaide University in 1963, Ian worked for four years with Hassell and McConnell before starting practice Hannaford, Pellew and Hodgkison. Soon after being formed, the practice collaborated with Cheesman Architects on the Grenfell Centre, which was the tallest building in Adelaide at the time.
Other notable projects were the pedestrianisation of Rundle Street to form Rundle Mall, master-planning for the Monarto city centre, redevelopment of the Old Lion Brewery in North Adelaide and redevelopment of the Clarendon Winery. Residential projects from affordable housing to private residences were also a focus.
Ian Hannaford Associates grew during the 1980s through mergers with Hooper Kohler Birdsey Architects and Rod Roach Architects, before being rebranded as Greenway Architects in the early 1990s. Ian relocated to Queensland at this time to establish an office of the practice, which focused on residential architecture as well as projects for the tourism and hospitality sectors. The most significant project was a new headquarters for Carlton United Brewery.
The Queensland office closed in about 2004 and Ian returned to South Australia, where he spent time between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. While ostensibly retired, he continued to take an interest in projects for close associates.
Ian was a big picture thinker and a larger-than-life character. His confidence inspired clients to try new things and invest in his vision. Out thoughts are with the Hannaford family.
Details of the funeral service have not been released at this time.